Quick Facts

General Education Requirements: 37-41 hours
Required Courses: 30 hours
Required Course Category Selective: 9-10 hours
Mathematics Selectives: 15-17 hours
Electives: 18-26 hours
Total: 120 hours

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Why Study Mathematics?

Problem-solvers and data collectors are needed in nearly every industry—especially the rapidly advancing fields of modern-day. Governors State’s Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics equips students with the ability to think independently, creatively, and critically through a curriculum balanced between theoretical and applied study. Students can elect to pursue a concentration in Actuarial Science to prepare for a career in risk analysis.

As a mathematics student, you will gain a broad understanding of concepts in algebra, geometry, calculus, physic, and statistics. At least one course in computer science is required—though more may be elected—preparing you with technical skills needed for many mathematical career paths.

Reach Your Career Goals

With a degree in mathematics, you may enter a wide range of positions such as in research and development or statistical analysis in industries including healthcare, business, technology, or the government. Employment for mathematicians is expected to grow 30% over the next decade—much faster than the national average (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Concentration in Actuarial Science

If you intend to pursue a career as an actuary—a risk analyst—you can choose the Actuarial Science concentration within the B.A. in Mathematics degree. Actuaries are often employed by insurance companies, investment firms, and other industries affected by risk.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 22% growth in employment of actuaries over the next decade.

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<b>Full Program Requirements</b>

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

<b>Program Faculty</b>

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

<b>How to Apply</b>

How to Apply

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<b>Cost and Financial Aid</b>

Cost and Financial Aid

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At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

<b>All Academic Programs</b>

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

<b>Student Life</b>

Student Life

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<b>On-campus Residence</b>

On-campus Residence

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<b>Campus Location</b>

Campus Location

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